Mohammad Reza Khalatbari

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Mohammad-Reza Khalatbari
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Khalatbari in 2014
Personal information
Full name Mohammad-Reza Khalatbari Limaki
Date of birth (1983-09-14) 14 September 1983 (age 30)
Place of birth Ramsar, Iran[1]
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Winger / Second striker
Club information
Current team
Ajman
Number TBD
Youth career
2000–2003 Shamoushak[2]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Shamoushak 14 (1)
2004–2006 Aboomoslem 51 (3)
2006–2011 Zob Ahan 114 (34)
2011–2012 Al Gharrafa 8 (2)
2012 Al Wasl (loan) 10 (3)
2012–2013 Sepahan 32 (13)
2013– Ajman 0 (0)
2013–2014 Persepolis (loan) 21 (6)
National team
2008– Iran 60 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:16, 11 April 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:22, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

Mohammad Reza Khalatbari (Persian: محمدرضا خلعتبری‎, born 14 September 1983) is an Iranian international football player who currently plays for Ajman. He is both a winger and a play-maker.

Club career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Khalatbari began his career with Shamoushak's youth teams and joined Aboumoslem in the summer of 2004. He helped Aboumoslem reach the Hazfi Cup final where they lost to Saba Qom on penalties.

Zob Ahan[edit]

After two years with Aboomoslem, in July 2006, he signed for Zob Ahan,[3] where he played important matches and led his team to win the Hazfi Cup in June 2009. During the Summer of 2009, Khalatbari had a trial at FC Köln, however the manager (Zvonimir Soldo) stated that Khalatbari was "lacking physical strength" and that "he might be a problem in Germany",.[4] He returned after his failed trial to become one of the most influential players in league and ACL in 2009–10 season,[5] where Zob Ahan reached the Champions League final for the first time in club history.

Al Gharrafa[edit]

He left Zob Ahan in June 2011 and signed a contract with Al Gharrafa Qatar. After a unsuccessful half season at Al-Gharrafa, Khalatbari left the club at the winter transfer window.

Al Wasl[edit]

In early 2012, he was moved to UAE Pro-League side Al Wasl during the winter transfer window which was under Diego Maradona's management. He was one of the key players in Al Wasl's run to the GCC Champions League final where Al Wasl lost to Bahraini club Al-Muharraq on penalties.

Sepahan and Ajman[edit]

On 10 July 2012, he joined Iranian champion Sepahan. He won Hazfi Cup with Sepahan and became the league's top assistant player with 13 assists. He was also one of the leagues top scorer with 14 league goals. Khalatbari had one of the best years in hs careers with 17 goals in 45 appearances in all competitions. At the end of 2012–13 season, he moved to Ajman but the transfer was canceled after the renaming of UAE Pro League to UAE Arabian Gulf League.[6][7]

Persepolis[edit]

On 1 September 2013, he joined Persepolis with a loan contract. He made his debut in Tehran derby match against Esteghlal. His first goal came when he scored a penalty kicks in match against Gostaresh Foolad. His six league goals helped Persepolis to a second placed league finish and a berth in the Asian Champions League. After a dispute with Persepolis management regarding unpayed wages, Khalatbari decided not to extend his contract with Persepolis.

Club career statistics[edit]

  • Last update: 11 April 2014
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
2003–04 Shamoushak Persian Gulf League 14 1
2004–05 Aboomoslem 25 0
2005–06 26 3 0 0 26 3
2006–07 Zob Ahan 19 1 1 0 20 1
2007–08 25 7 2 0 27 7
2008–09 28 10 3 2 31 12
2009–10 26 11 4 1 11 5 40 17
2010–11 30 5 1 0 6 1 37 6
Qatar League Emir of Qatar Cup Asia Total
2011–12 Al Gharrafa Qatar Stars League 8 2 1 1 0 0 9 3
United Arab Emirates League President's Cup Asia Total
2011–12 Al Wasl UAE Pro-League 10 3 4 1 14 4
Iran League Hazfi Cup Asia Total
2012–13 Sepahan Persian Gulf League 32 14 5 2 8 1 45 17
2013–14 Persepolis 21 6 2 0 21 6
Total Iran 238 55 27 7
Total Qatar 8 2 1 1 0 0 9 3
Total United Arab Emirates 10 3 4 1 14 4
Career total 254 60 27 7
  • Assists
Season Team Assists
05–06 Aboomoslem 1
06–07 Zob Ahan 2
07–08 Zob Ahan 4
08–09 Zob Ahan 14
09–10 Zob Ahan 5
10–11 Zob Ahan 11
11–12 Al Gharrafa 4
11–12 Al Wasl 5
12–13 Sepahan 13
13–14 Persepolis 5

International career[edit]

Khalatbari in 2011

Khalatbari plays as both winger and attacking midfielder for Iran. He's played in the WAFF Championships, 2010 World Cup qualifiers and 2011 Asian Cup qualifiers. He played an important role in securing Iran's spot in the 2014 FIFA World Cup under manager Carlos Queiroz. He was selected in Iran's 30-man provisional squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup by Carlos Queiroz.[8] However, Khalatbari did not make in the final 23-man squad.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Iran's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 9 February 2011 Al Dhafra Stadium, Madinat Zayed, United Arab Emirates  Russia 1–0 1–0 Friendly
2. 28 July 2011 Galolhu National Stadium, Malé, Maldives  Maldives 1–0 1–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 3 June 2012 JAR Stadium, Tashkent, Uzbekistan  Uzbekistan 1–0 1–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 15 August 2012 Széktói Stadion, Kecskemet, Hungary  Tunisia 2–2 2–2 Friendly
5. 11 June 2013 Azadi Stadium, Tehran, Iran  Lebanon 1–0 4–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
22 April 2014 Dobsonville Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa South Africa Moroka Swallows 3–0 5–0 Unofficial friendly

Attributes[edit]

Khalatbari is best known for his technical skill and fast pace on the ball, his vision and his shooting capabilities.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Abomooslem
Zob Ahan
Al-Wasl
Sepahan
Persepolis

Country[edit]

Individual[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hamshahri
  2. ^ Javan
  3. ^ Mohammad Reza Khalatbari at National-Football-Teams.com
  4. ^ Cologne close in on Khalatbari
  5. ^ Jaamejam
  6. ^ Tehran Times
  7. ^ Angle Chronicle
  8. ^ "Team Melli final 30 given to FIFA". Persian Football. 12 May 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2014.